The Oenophiliac

A Wine Writers View on the World of Wine. Formerly Magics Wine Guide and Reviews for Newbies

Tales from The Wine Store – pt3


Since we opened I’ve had a few people query as to how we went about in creating our range. “Complete and utter genius from me”………is what I’d like to say … Continue reading

January 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

France Under One Roof 2016


Now in it’s 15th year, France Under One Roof is back at the iconic OXO Tower, London, for all your French wine needs.  23 exhibitors will be available, showcasing wines … Continue reading

January 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Skin Côntact are back!


Following on from last years successful gig, having raised over £10.000 for Comic Relief, the wine trades own musical maestro’s have buckled under the monumental weight of public demand and … Continue reading

January 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tales from The Wine Store – pt2


So as I mentioned in my last post we had quite a few issues in getting our business launched, but, on the 18/9/15 we were able to throw our doors … Continue reading

January 21, 2016 · 2 Comments

Tales from The Wine Store – pt 1


Well! It’s been a year since I last, metaphorically speaking, put pen to paper. When I last wrote I mentioned a new wine business that I would be involved with … Continue reading

January 19, 2016 · 2 Comments

Warren Wines – Creating a New Business


Right! I haven’t written anything for a while, last May to be exact. I have reasons, too many reasons to go into right now, some good, some bad, but this … Continue reading

January 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Chandon Argentina Launches in the UK


  Moёt & Chandon’s first venture outside of France goes all the way back to 1959 where the then president of Moёt, Count Robert Jean de Vogüe, along with oenologist, … Continue reading

May 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Visiting Adelaide for Wine & Food? Here’s a quick peak!


  Bush tucker trials, beer, barbecues, surfing and Neighbours are stereotypical views of Australia. A country that favours gap year students looking for a good time before the seriousness of … Continue reading

March 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Harpers – Mike Matthews on the Wine Wonders to be Found in Eastern and Central Europe


When I first started my career in wine, some 19 years ago, the realisation that a Central or Eastern European wines could potentially become a respectable, premium commodity would almost … Continue reading

March 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Taste of Eastern Mediterranean Wines – Stobi’s Macedonian Petit Verdot


What happened to Petit Verdot? Known for centuries as a blending grape, this variety is now proving it can stand alone in its new home the Republic of Macedonia… Petit Verdot … Continue reading

March 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Real Wine Fair to Incorporate Like Minded Artisan Foods


This years Real Wine Fair, an event that highlights wines which are made with respect for terroir and provenance, will be working again with artisan food producers and restaurants who … Continue reading

February 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Hidden Wonders of the Vranec Grape


Unlike most modern day wine countries, the Republic of Macedonia prides itself on focusing on its indigenous varietals, whilst also producing the widely-recognised international grape varieties; Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc , … Continue reading

January 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Macedonia & Terroir


The Republic of Macedonia is a Former Yugoslavian country located in Southern Central Europe; with Bulgaria sitting to her right, Kosovo and Serbia tucked in up north, Albania to the … Continue reading

January 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Press Release: UK’s Hallowed Ground adds Barossa’s Teusner to portfolio


Hallowed Ground has recently acquired the distribution of boutique winery Teusner from the Barossa Valley, South Australia, adding to their already growing list of Antipodean boutique wineries. Launched in 2001 … Continue reading

November 7, 2013 · 2 Comments

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